Cables/Connecting

Farnell bolsters cable and wire offering

8th July 2021
Mick Elliott

Farnell has expanded its portfolio of cable and wire management solutions with the addition of 88,000 new products from 370 of the world’s most trusted brands.

The increased range of products from 3M, TE Connectivity, AlphaWire, Belden, Lapp Kabel, Multicomp Pro, ABB, Brandrex, Hellermann Tyton, Panduit and Huber & Suhner give customers security, flexibility, and support when buying high quality cable and wire management solutions.

The continued growth of 5G, industrial automation, smart manufacturing and building is driving demand for reliable and performant cable and wire products, generating a global compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12 %.

In response to this, Farnell has upgraded its inventory and services to support customers with all their cable and wiring needs and connectivity solutions across a broad range of applications and markets, all in one place.

The legacy cabling and wire management products available from Farnell include:

  • The Metric EcoWire series from Alpha Wire is an eco-friendly, recyclable, high-performance cable and wire in a smaller package. Available in standard reel sizes of 50m, 100m and 500m, the series is up to a 45 per cent smaller in diameter and up to 40 per cent lighter than competitive products.
  • Lapp Cable’s Hook Up Wires feature versatile single core cables with an extended temperature range up to +180°C. The tinned fine wire core has a silicone-based insulation, white impregnated glass-fibre braiding and is Halogen-free, making the range an ideal solution for machines, plant construction and tool building.
  • The Tri-rated cable range from Multicomp Pro features a high temperature, flame retardant cable designed for use in the control, relay and instrumentation panels of power switchgear. It can also be used as internal connectors in rectifier equipment, motor starters and controllers. Tri-rated cable is sometimes referred to as BS 6231 cable, H07V2-K or panel wire. A discount of up to 30 per cent is available on Multicomp Pro products.
  • 3M’sround conductor flat Ribbon Cable is designed for power applications requiring higher current carrying capability. The 18 AWG tinned stranded copper wire provides flexibility and extended product life. It is available in colour-coded single or twisted-pair versions.
  • Spec 55 stranded wire from TE Connectivity is an ultra-light insulated wire for aviation applications. It has a temperature rating of -65°C to 200°C, excellent handleability and features both single and double wall constructions with twisted pairs, triples and screened and jacketed cables.
  • Multi-pairs cables from Belden are designed to provide maximum signal performance for rugged industrial applications including audio, instrumentation and data. They are available in a wide variety of gauge sizes, dimensions, insulation materials, shielding configurations and jacketing materials.

Simon Meadmore, Global Head of IP&E at Farnell, said: “We are committed to providing our customers with the world’s best cable and wire solutions from market-leading suppliers at competitive prices. We have responded quickly to changing markets, upgrading our inventory and services to meet the needs of our customers now and in the future. Our largest ever range of cabling and wire management solutions is available for next day delivery, ensuring our customers get what they need, when they need it.”

Farnell offers a range of custom cable solutions, including a cut to length cable service.

Customers can also benefit from free 24/5 technical support as well as access to online resources, data sheets, application notes, videos and webinars.

The extended range of cabling and wire management products are now available for fast delivery from Farnell in EMEA and element14 in APAC.

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